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Turtle: The Incredible Journey (2009)

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A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the... See full summary »

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A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. Written by Anonymous

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An Epic Adventure from Emmy Award Winning Director Nick Stringer

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$69,389 (USA) (24 June 2011)

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Beautiful, unusually poetic documentary
31 March 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This film really deserves much more than the scarce attention (half-hearted distribution?) it's received; and the only other review currently here really doesn't do justice to its specific strengths.

Apart from top-tier cinematography - even avoiding some of the over-production of Perrin & Cluzaud's (admittedly stunning) Oceans http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765128/ - what's special about this film is how it's been written, so both the way the story unfolds visually, and the narrating commentary. It's unusual to find a film that shows such attention to its poetic framing, and in this case, especially because it's ostensibly still just a documentary, your involvement is that much greater.

So: this subtly crafted documentary absolutely possesses a special je-ne-sais-quoi, and was a memorable joy to watch together with our young kids. It's a real shame the distribution hasn't been up to scratch.


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